Scripps Health to hold free health lectures in June


Scripps Health will hold a series of free lectures in June that the public is invited to attend at locations in La Jolla and Encinitas.

Seating is limited. To register call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit

5 Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Diabetes

Friday, June 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, Calif., 92037

Join Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute educator Monica Ruiz to learn how to make lifestyle changes now that may help prevent diabetes later.

Bariatric Surgery Seminar

Monday, June 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Great Hall, 9890 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, Calif., 92037

Join a Scripps Clinic bariatric surgeon to learn about the different procedures available to help you lose weight. Topics include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding and vertical sleeve gastrectomy, as well as what you can expect before, during and after your procedure. Seminar meets the orientation requirement for those already participating in the Scripps Clinic bariatric surgery program.

Medicare Made Easy

Saturday, June 30, 9–10:30 a.m. Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Conference Center, 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, Calif., 92024

If your 65th birthday is approaching, now is the time to explore your options and decide which Medicare plan is best for your unique situation. This seminar will help you with all the decisions you need to make. Register by visiting or calling 858-678-6980.

Childbirth Preparation Classes (June)

Scripps is offering a wide variety of classes in June to guide you from pregnancy through your baby’s birth, including childbirth preparation, accelerated childbirth preparation, refresher childbirth preparation and an online childbirth preparation class. Other classes include getting ready for baby and breastfeeding your baby. To find out more about class dates, locations and times, contact 1-800-SCRIPPS.